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Extraction of metal ions (Fe3+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+) using immobilized-polysiloxane iminobis(n-2-aminophenylacetamide) ligand system


A new insoluble solid functionalized ligand system bearing chelating ligand group of the general formula P-(CH2)3-N[CH2CONH(C6H4)NH2]2, where P represents [Si–O] n polysiloxane network, was prepared by the reaction of the immobilized diethyliminodiacetate polysiloxane ligand system, P-(CH2)3N(CH2CO2Et)2 with 1,2-diaminobenzene in toluene. 13C CP-MAS NMR, XPS and FTIR results showed that most ethylacetate groups (–COOEt) were converted into the amide groups (–N–C=O). The new functionalized ligand system exhibits high capacity for extraction and removal of the metal ions (Fe3+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+) with efficiency of 95–97% after recovery from its primary metal complexes. This functionalized ligand system formed 1:1 metal to ligand complexes.

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El-Ashgar, N.M., El-Nahhal, I.M., Chehimi, M.M. et al. Extraction of metal ions (Fe3+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+) using immobilized-polysiloxane iminobis(n-2-aminophenylacetamide) ligand system. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 41, 3–10 (2007).

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  • Metal uptake
  • Iminodiacetic acid
  • Diethyliminodiacetate ligand
  • 1,2-diaminobenzene
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Polysiloxane-immobilized ligand systems